Mother Nature dealt Southern California a one-two punch Sunday when an earthquake shook Ventura County on the same day the region was drenched by its first tropical storm in decades.
At 2:41 p.m., the 5.1-magnitude quake startled Southern Californians who were already bracing for the remnants of Hurricane Hillary, which had already brought steady rain to the region during the driest month of the year. There were at least a dozen Aftershock Dimension-3.0 or higher.
The quake was centered about four miles southeast of Ojai, about 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Trace Hermanas restaurant in Ojai, Calif. shared video from the moment a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit on Sunday.
Shocking news has been received Ventura, Camarillo, Oxnard, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Barbara, parts of LA’s San Fernando Valley, Malibu, Porter Ranch, Manhattan Beach and other locations.
At the Trace Hermanas restaurant in Ojai, security camera video captured images and sounds of shaking. Located on the edge of the Los Padres National Forest about 12 miles north of Ventura, Ojai is a small scenic community with a lively downtown village area filled with art galleries, shops and bars.
There were no immediate reports of significant damage. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Conducted an aerial survey of Lake Cassitas Dam, Matilija Dam and the city of Ojai and found no damage.
in los angeles, City Fire Department All 106 nearby fire stations went into earthquake operation mode, conducting surveys for damage.
“This position is interesting to be there,” said Seismologist Dr Lucy Jones. “This is the first time since 1932 that we’ve had a 5 in this exact location and even within the Ventura Basin.”
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported west of Sunday’s quake in 1941, Jones said. Some aftershocks of the 1994 Northridge earthquake preceded the location.
The term “Hariquake” was in use Sunday after the quake struck Southern California.
Jones said more aftershocks are likely in the coming days.
Hashtag #Hurricane After the early afternoon earthquake, the X-A trend started quickly.
The quake comes as a rare tropical storm hits the Los Angeles area for the first time in decades. For the first time, Southern California is under a tropical storm warning, and much of Los Angeles County is under a flash flood warning for rain expected Sunday night.
No tropical storm has made landfall in Southern California since September 25, 1939, when a system lost hurricane status just before making landfall in Long Beach. The results were disastrous.
Millions of people in Southern California received back-to-back emergency alerts on their phones Sunday — the first indicating a flash flood warning, the second a Ventura County earthquake warning.
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